Club Candy Bar Sales

We have a NEW Candy Bar Company for 2022!

Advisors will place club orders by JANUARY 27

  • We will be selling Anthony Thomas Chocolates for 2022!
  • 4-H Clubs must pre-order the number of CASES (each case contains 180 bars) you plan to sell.
  • There will be ONE choice for 2022 – Each case of 180 bars will contain six bags of 30 bars including 10 peanut butter, 10 caramel and 10 almonds.
  • Just for ordering reference: The previous candy company had 60 bars in box.
  • No late orders will be accepted after order is placed with the candy company.
  • No returns allowed.
  • All cases pre-ordered by your 4-H Club must be paid for by the March 31 deadline.
  • There will be no postcard to mail back this year, advisors must email Sally with orders or phone (740-376-7431) in their order by Jan. 27.

Hervida to be Featured at Marietta Ice Festival

4-H Camp Hervida will be celebrating 100 years of camping in 2022. To kick-off this celebration we invite you to visit the Hervida Ice Sculpture at the Mariette Ice Festival this Saturday!
Please stop by Peddler of Dreams Art Space for Kids 270 Front St on Saturday, January 15 and see the Hervida Ice Sculpture!
Come inside for hot cocoa, a s’mores bar and free art activities for kids! Learn about Camp Hervida and all it has to offer. Meet some 4-H camp counselors who can share their amazing experiences and memories about camp with your child.

Forages for Horses Webinar Series

Between January and March in 2022, Ohio State University Extension will be offering Forages for Horses as a virtual course. One live webinar will be offered per month along with “work at your own pace” materials that accompany each webinar. The Forages for Horses program is a collaboration between Ohio State University Extension, USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service, Ohio Department of Agriculture, and the Ohio Forage and Grasslands Council.

Each webinar will be offered live on Zoom at 7 P.M. and feature presentations in a 90-minute span. Attendees will be able to interact with the speakers and ask questions in real time. Once registered, attendees will be granted access to the full online course including the webinars and complementary resources. Participants that attend all three webinars will have the opportunity to earn a certificate of completion. Registered participants will also receive a USB drive of the full course manual (digital version) by mail.

The webinar schedule and topics are as follows.

  • Thursday, January 20th 7:00 PM- Hay Analysis and Feeding Different Classes of Horses
  • Thursday, February 17th 7:00 PM – Nutrition and Parasites
  • Thursday, March 17th 7:00 PM- Pasture and Weed Management, Soil Fertility, and Species Selection

The Forages for Horses course utilizes Scarlet Canvas. For best performance, Canvas should be used on the current or first previous major release of Chrome, Firefox, Edge, or Safari. Canvas runs on Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android, or any other device with a modern web browser.

Cost of the course is $75. Registration includes access to all online content through December 31, 2022, live webinar access, webinar recordings, the course manual, virtual social hours, and a voucher for free attendance to one of nine planned pasture walks to be offered spring to fall of 2022 at various locations across the state. Current and new members of the Ohio Forage and Grasslands Council are eligible for a $15 discount on registration.

Register for the course by visiting

Questions about the course or the OFGC member discount code can be directed to Christine Gelley of Noble County OSU Extension at



Winter Shooting Sports Workshop

Interesting in becoming an adult 4-H Shooting Sports Instructor?

The registration for the Winter Shooting Sports Workshop February 25-27, 2022 at 4-H Camp Ohio in Licking County is open until February 13.

Information can be found on the state website here:

The direct go-link to the Qualtrics registration is:

The registration process is via online registration. Participants will be able to pay via credit card, or by mailing a check.

    • If mailing a check, please make sure to follow the instructions and include a list of participants. We know sometimes a 4-H Committee/Club etc. will pay for multiple people and so we need to be able to track who has paid.

All volunteers are required complete the 4-H volunteer application and selection process and complete the National Shooting Sports online eModules prior to attending the workshop. Contact OSU Extension for more details!

Annual 4-H Club Volunteer Training – Registration Required

Our annual club volunteer training will be held face-to-face on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, February 15 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at the Extension Office or
  • Monday, February 21 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm at the Extension Office or
  • Monday, February 21 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm at the Extension Office or
  • Monday, February 21 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at the Extension Office.

Registration is limited for each face-to-face session. Register at this link:

ALL club volunteers are REQUIRED TO ATTEND a face-to-face training.

Topics will include: Club management and programming, Livestock project updates, County opportunities & awards, Borrowed horse program, 4-H Online Enrollment review, Winning Plan review, Cloverbud program update, Annual Child Abuse Prevention Training.

Ohio State Fair Steer Registration

Ohio State Fair Steer Registration

  • 2022 State Fair Market Beef Registration DNA sample kits and EID tags are available from the Extension Office. All samples must be received at the Ohio State Fair by January 15, 2022

OSU Extension Holiday Office Hours

We wish everyone a very Happy Holiday and Happy New Year! Listed below are the days the OSU Extension Office will be closed for the upcoming holidays: December 23 – 29, & 31, 2021. The office will be open December 30 and re-open with regular hours on Monday, January 3, 2022. Please stay safe and healthy!

4-H Holiday Make-it & Take-it

The kids had a fun time at the 4-H Holiday Make it & Take event. They made ornaments, gift tags, cards, place-mats and blankets. We want to thank Joann’s for their donation of supplies that we use throughout the year for events like this, including camps, 4-H open house, and fairs. Here they are with their favorite project:

The Basics of Coyote Trapping

A great article about trapping coyote from the OSU Sheep Team:

With winter upon us, and lambing and kidding season near, I’m sure that most shepherds and producers are making their last minute preparations eagerly awaiting for the arrival of their next lamb or kid crop. For me, winter also comes with more time spent indoors researching ways to improve the American sheep industry. It’s no secrete that producers from across the nation face production issues associated with predation. For us in the eastern United States, coyotes rank amongst the top predators. According to the 2020 USDA Sheep Death Loss Report, approximately 600,000 sheep and lambs were lost in 2019 nationwide, with 32.6% of adult sheep and 40.1% of lambs lost due to predation. As markets for small ruminant products continue to grow, we must find strategies to reduce these losses. As you visit with family, friends, and fellow producers over the holiday season, you may discuss ways to dampen these statics. For those interested in taking matters into their own hands, take a look at this series of coyote trapping videos from Kansas State University Research and Extension.

The Basics of Coyote Trapping

2022 Jr Fair Guide – Now Available

The 2022 Jr Fair Guide is now available for viewing or printing. Printed copies will be available for pickup from the Extension Office starting January 3, 2022. Until then, you can access the guide here:

Entire Guide: 2022 Jr Fr Guide – 12-21-21

Livestock Dates and Rules for 3 Fairs: Jr Fair Livestock Rules – 3 fairs – Pages 43-45

Waterford Hog Rules: Waterford Hog Rules – Pages 46-48

County Fair Livestock Rules: County Fair Livestock Rules – Pages 49-66

County Fair Horse Rules: County Fair Horse Show Rules – Pages 67-70

Barlow Livestock Rules: Barlow Livestock Rules – Pages 74-78